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First Place: Jim Hargrove, Advance Thermal, Bill
Second Place: Jeff Murphy, DI, Kenny Comeaux,
Walker, SPI, Lewis Dill, Lewco and Johnny Nichols
DI, Randy Adcock, Brock, Tim Beard, Insulation
Safway Scaffolding
Industries
Chuck Schattgen,
SPI with Don Moon,
Armacell, wins
Longest Drive
Third Place: Ray Davis, Miken, Jacob Marteniz (with
Co-golf chair - Don Moon-Armacell) and Kevin Heble
Kenny Comeaux, DI with
Matt Ball, Johns Manville,
co-golf chair wins Closest to
the Pin.
A Grand Day was had by all at the
SWICA Golf Tournament at Woodlands
Country Club... Perfect Weather, a major
turnout and a great cause!
Sponsors raised awareness for prostate and
breast cancer and golfers
were good sports carrying
bras to support the cause!
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Jenny Ferrell
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Dear SWICA friends,
Fall is upon us Football, Halloween, Thanksgiving,
Christmas and a NEW YEAR are right here right
now. It seems that each year I get older they get here
much faster. I’m just glad I am still around to see
A Message
From Our
President:
David Patrick
Brand Energy
them each year. There are many events happening
daily that remind me of our industry and its key role
(Editors Note: David is Passionate About Insulation
in energy conservation. Your SWICA Board members
and SWICA. Above Pictured at SWICA Golf Tourna-
continuously discuss the role we need to play in the
ment supporting Breast Cancer “fun(d)” raising theme)
enlightenment of our clients, political representatives, engineering community and everyday citizens
the front line of managing public buildings, resto-
on insulations importance. We have attended and
ration and upgrading of housing, and doing all this
participated in the National State Energy Officials
with budgets supported by performance contracting
Conference where we were warmly welcomed. This
methods. That is where you get paid by what you
group of dedicated professionals is actively search-
said you can save them with the product or service
ing for ways to accomplish the goals set forth by the
you provide. As we talked with the attendees at
current administration for alternate energy develop-
the national conference we realized that they admit
ment and use. Their ranks include those that are on
that in most of the programs insulation is the big
hammer in their tool box. So why don’t we see a big
High Temperature
Insulation Textiles & Accessories for Industry
push toward stand alone insulation upgrades and
projects and why isn’t there a “No Brainer” passing
of the resolutions and bills promoting incentives
for insulation use. Why doesn’t someone include
industrial facilities, real industrial facilities, like
Felts &
Blankets
refineries, power, paper/pulp, and chemical plants?
I think it’s because we have not become passionate
Treated
Fabrics
enough as an industry about our industry to get
it on the agenda. LED lighting is whipping us just
Accessories
like LSU will the rest of the conference. Sorry. We
all need to wear a PAI button. What? Yes a PAI
Threads
button and when asked what it stands for reply
“Passionate about Insulation” and be prepared to
tell why. Most of you are continuing to read this to
Hogrings
see how far off my stool I have fallen. That’s okay.
Member
Since 1989
SWICA
WIA
ESICA
SEICA
MICA
CSICA
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ISO 9001-2000
Certified
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We need to be the Tea Party, Wall Street movement
for our industry. Think about it, we have to get
a message out and it so fits the current time and
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DECEMBER 2011
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What Are You
Passionate About?
Final Answer: INSULATION!
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DECEMBER 2011
(Continued from page 4)
thinking about GREEN, ENERGY, and EMMISSION
REDUCTION consciousness. Starting at the local
level of city and state energy managers along with
engineering design firms we need to promote and
provide education about the benefits of insulation
usage. They talk to each other and share accomplishments and we need to be part of the success
stories because they are everywhere we are used.
When I was elected President of your association I
expressed to you one of my main goals was to see
that we promote the awareness and education of
our industry. Many of you have expressed that it is
a need and have been very supportive. We have to
do more to get our share of attention, recognition,
and support. We and our country could certainly
use a half a billion dollar boost to our industry as we
can provide many more jobs than 14 for the price.
Join the PAI movement and get involved, tell your
success stories.
We have a new advertising opportunity that I
think all can take advantage off and it comes with a
bundle discount, read more about it in the newsletter. What better place to tell your story than in the
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Multiple Insulation Solutions, One Manufacturer, Global Reach.
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TOP
1. Pepsico
2. Nestle
3. Kraft Foods
4. Tyson Foods
5. Anheuser-Busch InBev
(Food Processing Magazine Top 100 - for 2010)*
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In 2002, all 5 companies had concerns about
Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) on their ammonia
refrigeration systems. In 2002, none of them knew
about Polyguard® RG-2400® ReactiveGel®.
Today, 3 of the top 5 require the use of RG-2400
gel under the insulation in their U.S. facilities, with
Polyguard vapor barrier over the insulation. A 4th of
the top 5 has the Polyguard RG-2400 / vapor barrier
system in limited use.
Visit us at www.reactivegel.com/mao
to find out why Polyguard ReactiveGel has
13 domestic and international patents, and is
achieving such rapid acceptance.
(Clue: It’s not a protective coating; it never hardens.)
*Listing of the above companies as possible users does not imply
endorsement of the Polyguard System by any of the companies.
Typical
CUI Problem
Applying Gel
when it’s blue, you’re through
After this,
Polyguard Vapor
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Innovation based. Employee owned. Expect more.
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DECEMBER 2011
BAY INSULATION OPENS
ROUND ROCK FACILITY
Bay Insulation is proud to announce the
opening of its newest location in Roundrock/
Austin area and welcomes Scott Woodward as
manager.
As long time local resident in the area Scott
joins Bay with a degree in HVAC design and
over 33 years experience in the insulation/
HVAC markets. Scott brings to Bay many great
professional and personal relationships that
represent many years of hard work, honesty
and going beyond customer expectations.
Feel free to contact any one of our three
locations in Houston / Dallas-Garland or Roundrock-Austin. We are here to help in any way.
Scott can be reached at:
2701 Gattis School Rd.
Round Rock, TX. 78664
512-582-0909
512-582-9639 fax
[email protected]
www.bayinsulation.com
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We a t h e r J a c s ™ - M e t a l J a c k e t i n g S p e c i a l i s t s
With the new fabricating facility in Malvern,
PA and two warehouses in Atlanta, GA and
Indianapolis, IN, Ideal Products America will
be closer to its US customers and better able to
provide timely service.
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Stainless Steel Roll
Jacketing
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Northeast Region
Mike Elsey, Elco Sales
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Southeast Region
Rob Elsey, Cornerstone Sales
[email protected] 770-346-9936
Western Region
HG Marketing, LLC
[email protected] 971-322-2300
Southwestern Region
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[email protected] 972-403-9799
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Phone: 1-888-877-7685
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Mechanical Insulation
Industry Showcase Held on
Capitol Hill
On October 25, the National Insulation Association (NIA) and the International Association of
Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers,
through their alliance, held the first-ever Mechanical Insulation Industry Showcase in the
Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill
in Washington, D.C. NIA and the International
used display materials and insulation samples to
illustrate the functions and benefits of mechanical insulation, and the Mechanical Insulation
Design Guide (www.wbdg.org/midg/) Simple
Calculators were demonstrated live to show how
easily mechanical insulation’s benefits can be
quantified.
The Showcase was sponsored by House Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives
Don Manzullo (R-IL) and Tim Ryan (D-OH), also
original cosponsors of the Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act (H.R. 2866/S.
1526). After his introduction by NIA President
Alec Rexroat, Rep. Manzullo praised H.R. 2866
and the Montana Insulation Assessment Pilot
Program in his welcoming remarks. He pointed
out that the bill will “help the commercial and
industrial sectors invest in mechanical insulation and create much-needed jobs in one of the
hardest-hit industries.”
H.R. 2866/S. 1526 would create up to a 30
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DECEMBER 2011
percent tax deduction to encourage commercial and industrial entities--like manufacturing facilities,
office buildings, schools, hospitals, power plants, hotels, and universities--to go beyond minimum
mechanical insulation requirements in new construction and retrofit projects and increase their
maintenance activities. Conservative estimates indicate that over a 5-year implementation period,
this legislation could save $35 billion, reduce 170 million metric tons of CO2, and create more than
25,000 jobs for skilled craftsmen in all 50 states within weeks or months, not years. While similar
incentives have been developed for walls, roofing, windows, lighting, and other energy efficiency
options, there are no existing tax incentives tailored for mechanical insulation. For more information
about the Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act, visit www.insulation.org/mimi.
Rep. Manzullo also noted the
Montana pilot program’s results:
“Preliminary estimates indicate
energy savings are about 6 billion
Btu annually. The resulting overall
payback was just four years, with
an annualized return rate of 24
percent. Those statistics alone are
remarkable and should pique the
interest of all manufacturers. I am
proud to have introduced legislation promoting this important
energy- and cost-efficient initiative.”
The Showcase attracted personal
appearances by Representatives
Altmire (D-PA), Carnahan (D-MO),
Green (D-TX), Hahn (D-CA), and
Visclosky (D-IN), as well as several
Congressional staffers from both
the House and Senate. The event
also drew supporters from other
organizations, including the National Association of Manufacturers
(NAM) and the Sheet Metal and Air
Conditioning Contractors’ National
Association (SMACNA).
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The Board of Directors and
GLT Products Announces
Officers of SWICA thank you
Opening of New Distribution
for your continued support. We Center in Houston, Texas
wish you a wonderful holiday
September 15th, 2011, Solon, OH – GLT Products
season and a prosperous and
announced the opening of a new office and
distribution center in Houston, Texas. The new
healthy year in 2012.
facility will span more than 32,000 square feet
and make GLT Products even stronger in North
America by providing capacity for growth in the
Southwest while further optimizing the supply
chain.
The facility opened on September 15th, 2011
at 8905 Market Street in the Eastport Industrial
Park in Houston, Texas.
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“Meeting our customer’s needs is our number
one goal and the Houston Distribution Center
gives us greater opportunity to satisfy the critical
time lines of our clients,” said Steve Wake, President of GLT Products. “Once fully operational,
this distribution center will enhance customer
service and satisfaction levels throughout the
Southwest.”
Frustrated?
Suppliers can’t
deliver what
you need?
About GLT Products:
GLT Products manufacturers and fabricates a
comprehensive collection of high performance
and sustainable specialty insulation materials
and products for a wide variety of industries
around the world.
Our vast distribution network and large inventory guarantees that no matter what you need
for your project – from thermal, mechanical and
acoustical insulation systems to accessories and
supplies – we have what you need to stay competitive.
GLT Products was founded in 1956 and the
Company is located in Solon, Ohio. More information is available at www.gltproducts.com
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION,
CONTACT:
Joel Hammer, Sales Manager
[email protected]
(800) 874-1748
Consider GLT Products as your help line to providing
the solutions to your industrial insulation needs.
GLT Products has been delivering and meeting our customer
needs for over 50 years. We’ve developed a reputation for
carrying the widest assortment of products to meet your
thermal, mechanical and acoustical needs.
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GLT Products provides all the insulation products,
tools and accessories required for your
projects – we’re a Total Source Supplier.
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With 3 locations across the United States, GLT Products
distribution network ensures that your products arrive
on time and always at the lowest price possible.
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By warehousing such a large inventory of hard to
find materials, we are able to provide you the total
solution to your industrial insulation product needs.
To learn more about our complete line of thermal,
mechanical and acoustical insulation products and
accessories, contact your nearest GLT representative
or visit www.gltproducts.com.
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Special Invite at SWICA
Conference
country. In the Civil War’s aftermath, Captain
Schreiner, using Texas Longhorns as a foundation, began amassing an empire that included
566,000 acres of ranchland. In 1914, he divided
his holdings among his eight children.
This year we're invited by our industry own Byron and Sandra Sadler (founders of Industrial
Specialists Inc.) to their Two Dot Ranch. A 3500
acre ranch adjacent to the legendary YO Ranch
and was at one time part of the original YO
Ranch. The YO Ranch sprang from a young
man's dream and his single-minded determination. In 1852, at the age of 14, Charles A.
Schreiner staked his first claim in the rugged
country of the Edwards Plateau in the Texas hill
When Charlie III took the reins on the YO in
the early 1950s, he established a registry for
Texas Longhorns and brought the legendary
breed back from the brink of extinction. He also
introduced exotic wildlife to the ranchlands,
and proved these animals could thrive outside
their native homelands thereby creating another
lucrative industry for Texas’ landowners; Texas
Exotic Hunting!
With the selection of exotic animals, it’s not un(Continues next page)
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common here on the Two Dot Ranch to see over
25 species of animals in a day while participating
in some of the best world class hunting of exotic
and indigenous species available.
The Sadler home is a virtual museum with
most exotic species from all over the world in
their natutal habitat setting. The Sadler’s have
inivted SWICA friends to enjoy, shoot skeet,
swim, see all the game, eat a little grub - maybe a
beer or two and just have a great day in a legendary Texas setting.
We’ll be asking that you get to the Westin on
Wednesday if you choose to attend. We will
take this trip all day Thursday, June 7, 2012
leaving at 9AM before returning for our usual
opening event Thursday night.
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SWICA Loaned our Craft
Competition Models to SEICA
for their conference demonstration.
SEICA would like to thank SWICA for generously lending a piping mockup from the Craft
Competition for SEICA’s fall tabletop meeting at
Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, NC. The mockup
was used (as well as a duct mockup) for an
insulation installation demonstration during
the tabletop exhibit. A number of insulation
materials were used, as well as techniques
demonstrated. It was a great way to compare
techniques among insulation contractors and
to discuss material options--and to include the
major insulation suppliers in this best-practices
dialogue.
Laura Dover Doran, LEED AP+
President
Dover Insulation, Inc.
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SWICA... A Moving Force
in 2012- Join Us!
We encourage everyone in our industry to pick
up the charge. We are not a lost technology. We
are Unsung! You need to be the choir. We were
a battered technology. Asbestos was used and
funded for government energy programs as are
the mercury filled light bulbs today. Our industry has leaped, bounded and rebounded with
technology eliminating a once esteem product
that unknowingly destroyed companies, lives
and our pride. Read the US EPA Clean-up and
Disposal Recommendations for Mercury lights.
It’s right up there with medical hazardous waste.
Now look at your MSDS sheet. Now be proud of
your product and tell the story with us! PAI!
Introducing
the DyTherm Insulation
System
• For cryogenic through low-temp
steam applications
• ISO-C1 (Class 1 polyiso), ISO-HT, or
Dytherm Phenolic (25/50)
• DyPerm Vapor Barriers (zero-perm)
• Requisite mastics, sealants, and
jackets
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phenolic
polyiso
vapor barriers
mastics
jackets
DECEMBER 2011
Asbestos Street!
found that all but one lived near or worked at a
crocodolite (blue) asbestos mine. U.S. and other
health authorities found that there is no safe
level of exposure to asbestos and it is highly
regulated. However, symptoms of Mesiothelioma and other conditions related to asbestos
exposure can take 10-40 years to manifest after
first exposure.
Photo: Asbestos Street, Prieska, South Africa
Courtesy Anthony Coombs
Who would of ever thought!
Asbestos was widely used between the 1940s
and the 1970s for insulation purposes. By 1960,
doctors in South Africa noted 33 cases of the
relatively rare tumor of the lung’s lining and
Fast Forward: Street Name of the Future
Fluorescent Drive??
Mercury Light Lane???
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Mechanical Insulation Smartphone App
We’re also proud to announce our first-ever mechanical insulation smartphone application: the
Mechanical Insulation Financial Calculator. Based on the Financial Returns/Considerations Simple
Calculator in the Mechanical Insulation Design Guide (MIDG), this app helps you quickly determine
the financial returns related to investments in mechanical insulation. You can use it for an overall
project or a small investment, such as insulating a valve or replacing a section of insulation. The app
is available for Android phone users in the Android Market--just search for “mechanical insulation.”
New Simple Calculator
In addition, we’ve updated and added to the suite of MIDG Simple Calculators. The new Personnel Protection Calculator for Horizontal Piping can help you figure out how long someone can come
into contact with a surface above 140°F without suffering second- or third-degree burns. In addition,
the Temperature Drop Calculator has now been split into two, one for air ducts and one for hydronic piping. You can find all the Simple Calculators at www.wbdg.org/midg.
Make Your Reservations
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to Attend NIA’s 57th
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April 18-21, 2012
“Together We SucceedAre You In?
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DECEMBER 2011
AVERY DENNISON KICKS OFF “COLD TOUGH”
PROMO CAMPAIGN
PAINESVILLE, Ohio — 4 November, 2011—Insulation contractors and distributors will soon see a wave
of promotions coming their way in support of Cold Tough mechanical insulation tapes from Avery Dennison Performance Tapes.
The promotion’s launch is scheduled for November 7, 2011 and runs through January 30, 2012. Informative announcements detailing the best-in-class Cold Tough product line’s performance features and benefits
will appear in media serving the insulation industry.
Other program elements include
“It’s Cold Tough” custom core
promotional marking in rolls of
We’re protecting
more than pipe.
Avery Dennison Fasson 0828 and
Fasson 0808 tapes, which are the
key products in the promotion.
JM Micro-Lok HP is good for business
and good for a greener future.
®
Special “scratch off” labels affixed
to product cartons during the pro-
You can feel good about using JM Micro-Lok HP
pipe insulation as part of a sustainable building
motional period will give contrac-
solution. It features post-consumer recycled
tors sourcing these tapes a chance
content and energy-saving thermal performance.
to win Cold Tough T-shirts..
Using Micro-Lok HP can not only contribute to
LEED® points, but also helps building owners and
operators reduce their carbon footprint.
Categorized by Avery Dennison as best-in-class according
to customer feedback, the tapes
are reliable in cold and hot temperatures, reduce rework, deliver
roll-by-roll consistent quality, offer
an environmentally friendly liner
and are made in the USA.
email us at [email protected]
Customer Contact:
Bill Tripp
440-358-3130
[email protected]
GREENGUARD® certification is not intended for residential
environments. Instead, the certification is intended only for
buildings meeting ASHRAE 62.1-2007 commercial building
ventilation rates. This certification is proof that the product
meets the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute’s indoor
air quality standards and product emission standards for VOCs.
To learn more, visit specJM.com
© 2010 Johns Manville
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To: [email protected]
Subject: SWICA
Go to www.SWICAonline.org look up your listing. Is it correct? Copy and Paste to
[email protected] with corrections.
See sponsor listings on right side of website. If you want to remain/be a sponsor in 2012 you
can include that in same email. When your logo is clicked it will transfer to your website. You can
also go to links on SWICA website and your company description is there and also will transfer to
your website. The cost is $200 per year.
See page 23. You can save on an ad (that runs for 2 years) in the new Who’s Who Directory for
2012-2013 due out early next year on flashdrives with SWICA logo. Bundle that with web sponsor
and an ad in the conference program for savings per contract next page. Fill it out and fax it to
SWICA office at 713-977-1321.
Your ads and Who’s who lisitngs were sent to you November 1 with your SWICA dues. Get
those corrections to SWICA office asap. Missing something...Best by e-mail request- subject line
SWICA. Linda’s cell - 281-435-3859.
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SWICA Bundle ADVERTISING Opportunity
2012-2013
Name of Company:___________________________________________________________
Contact Name:_____________________________________________________________
Address:_________________________________________________________________
City________________________________________ State __________Zip___________
Telephone Number:
__________________________ Fax Number:___________________
e-mail address: ________________________________________
The SWICA 2012-2013 Who’s Who Membership directory is published bi-annually. The new addition
will be available on 2G flashdrives with the SWICA logo early 2012. The memberhip directory and
supporting documents will link to program registrations, member applications and most importantly
linked to your websites for ads placed in the directory.
______Yes, I want my ad placed in the new directory. 5 1/2” X 7 1/2”
Verticle ads are preferred.
_________Use my current Newsletter ad (float centered if horizontal)
_________New ad to come for Who’s Who Flashdrive.
$500 both years
***Bonus*** includes one year SWICAONLINE.org logo and link.
_____Yes, I want my company logo and product description line added to
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_____Yes, I want to advertise the same size ad in the SWICA 2012 Annual Conference
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prints to size.
Artwork
Any typesetting or artwork required to make ad copy camera-ready will be done by SWICA or its supplier and billed to
the advertiser at cost.
Agreement
We wish to place an advertisement in the SWICA Directory/Program as specified above. The placement of the ads will
be run of publication unless otherwise specified in this contract.
Advertiser
Date
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_______________________________ ______
Please enclose check with artwork and signed contract and mail to:
SWICA
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Date
[email protected]
Or Fax to: (713) 977-1321
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